[02/14/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal Television Distribution's Blind Date Launches Its First-Ever Interactive Website Service

[via press release from NBC Universal Television Studio]


Viewers To Get Unprecedented Opportunity To Fill In Famous 'Blind Date Thought Bubbles' In The Show

LOS ANGELES -- February 14, 2006 -- NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's Blind Date is launching a ground-breaking new interactive web service, "Fast Track to Fame," allowing viewers the use their creative skills on the nationally syndicated television series, it was announced today by Blind Date Executive Producer, Thomas Klein.

Beginning this month, "Fast Track to Fame' subscribers will receive access to an exclusive section of the Blind Date website (www.blinddatetv.com), where each week a video clip from one of the show's famous blind dates will be placed on the web service with blank 'thought bubbles.' Participants can write their own entertaining captions and submit them directly to the show's producers. One winner will be selected each week and have his or her date captions used on the nationally syndicated series beginning February 24.

"We are really excited by the creation of "Fast Track To Fame," says Klein. "We have had a loyal following for seven seasons and we are truly looking forward to seeing what our viewers have to contribute--this should be hilarious. We think this is a great opportunity for them to not only watch the show, but participate as well."

Additionally, members will be able to email unlimited versions of their scripted video clips to their friends and family. Additional content exclusive to "Fast Track to Fame" subscribers includes never- before- seen audition footage, segments from the uncensored Pay- Per-View/ DVD versions of Blind Date, and scenes from upcoming episodes.

To gain access to this exclusive and unique opportunity, and to learn more about "Fast Track to Fame," log on to Blind Date's user-friendly website at www.blinddatetv.com.

About Blind Date
Since its debut in 1999, Blind Date has built a broad national audience by blending its clever commentary, charismatic host and attractive, fun, and sometimes wacky singles to make the most entertaining half-hour of programming in syndication. The 30-minute series is hosted by Roger Lodge, and is executive produced by Gold Coast Television Entertainment's David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe. Thomas Klein also serves as executive producer and Rob Dames and Peter Karlin are co-executive producers. Blind Date is distributed domestically by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.

About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution
NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. The NBC Universal Television Distribution division is responsible for the global distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television throughout the world. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basic markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs and theatrical and TV movie packages.

Current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution includes the upcoming The Megan Mullally Show, Martha, Access Hollywood, Blind Date, The Jerry Springer Show, Maury and Starting Over. Current and upcoming first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The George Michael Sports Machine, Rebecca's Garden, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, Your Total Health and the off-network distribution of House, Crossing Jordan, Fear Factor, Providence, Law & Order and many more series.

  [february 2006]  


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